1. Apple Cinnamon Crispy Dog Treats
Your furry friend is sure to fall in love with these easy apple cinnamon treats! Sure, compliments to the chef from the same pup that considers your garbage can to be 5-star dining may not mean much. However, these healthy treats are perfect for giving your dog a break from his same old kibble. Plus, with only 4 ingredients, they’re a cinch!
Recipe: Honest Kitchen
2. Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats
Peanut butter and yogurt? This almost sounds like something we’d like to eat! These frozen treats are perfect to help your pup cool down after a long walk or a romp in the dog park. Whip up a batch of these two-ingredient pupsicles in no time!
Recipe: Cesar’s Way
3. 3-Ingredient Chicken Biscuits
Meat-flavoured biscuits? Don’t worry, this recipe involves very minimal preparation: the chicken flavour comes from whatever simple chicken stock you have on hand. Your dog will be drooling over these meat-flavoured treats!
Recipe: Bake at Midnite
4. Sweet Potato Fries… For your Dog!
This recipe is a great way to get some veggies into your pup. If your dogs are anything like my dog Brio, who loves to beg for scraps at the dinner table but turns her nose up if anything green makes its way towards her, these may just be a good idea! These fries are safe for human and doggie consumption, and delicious to boot. (Please do not switch up the spices without first making sure they are dog-friendly: see note at the end of this post).
Recipe: Beagles and Bargains
5. Cheesy Bone Treats
Confession time: this was originally intended to be four ridiculously easy dog treats… but we just can’t resist anything with the word “cheese” in it! And, unless your pup is from outer space, chances are they’ll feel the same way. Keep in mind, some dogs are lactose intolerant, so if your furry friend has shown himself to be less than comfortable with dairy-based products in the past, this recipe may not be for him.
Recipe: Sugar the Golden Retriever
** Important Note** – if you are trying these or any other homemade doggie recipes, keep in mind that many ingredients which are perfectly safe for humans can be unhealthy or even poisonous for dogs. Obviously, the ingredients listed in the recipes above are perfectly safe. However, you should not make seemingly innocent substitutions such as using white flour or switching up the spices in these recipes without first looking up whether or not these ingredients are safe for your dog to eat. Simply googling “can dogs eat ___” will usually clear things up right away!
The types of things that dogs can and cannot eat are not particularly intuitive… for example, peanuts are a-okay for dogs, but macadamia nuts are a huge no-no. Similarly, while cinnamon is considered just fine for dogs, nutmeg can be poisonous to them. We therefore ask you to be careful when following dog-friendly recipes, and not make any substitutions without making sure your new ingredients are safe for dogs! Your four-legged friends will thank you.